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The fourth Glarean Award for musical research will be presented by the Swiss Musicological Society (SMS) in Bern on 5 December 2013. This year, the award goes to Salwa Castelo-Branco, director  and  professor  at  the  department  of  ethnomusicology  at  the  Universidade NOVA de  Lisboa.
 
She acted as president of the Portuguese Musicology Society (1992-2006) and vice president of the  International  Council  for  Traditional Music  (UNESCO)  between  1997  and  2001,  and  again  since 2009. Her academic research and numerous papers have focussed mainly on the music traditions of Portugal  and  the Middle East. Her  current  research projects  are dedicated  to Portuguese  jazz  and Celtic influence on the music of Galicia and north Portugal. The four-volume Enciclopédia da Música em Portugal no Século XX (2010), Music and Conflict (2010) and Traditional Arts in Southern Arabia: Music and Society Sohar, Sultante of Oman (2009) figure prominently among her most recent works.
 
The Glarean Award, endowed with 10’000 francs, has been awarded every two years since 2007 to researchers having distinguished themselves through exceptional historiographical contributions and a  due  consideration  of  questions  concerning  music  publication  and  distribution.